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July 5, 2019
By Pat Maurer
An animal control complaint on an aggressive dog Monday morning led to Mt. Pleasant Police officers being dispatched to a residence on the west side of the City at 10:12 a.m. where 24-year-old Bianca Nieto, a resident of the home and the dog’s owner, was discovered deceased in the home.
Nieto’s family was notified Monday. Officers reported that Nieto didn’t return phone calls or text messages from family members and did not report to work.
The MPPD and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police are currently investigating what they called a “suspicious death.” They said there are no known health issues that would have contributed to Nieto’s death.
The Michigan State Crime Lab was called in to assist due to the circumstances of the scene. And the matter is an open investigation by Mt. Pleasant Police Detectives, pending the report from the Medical Examiner’s
Update 9:55 a.m.
Pensacola Police Department spokesman Mike Wood confirmed the deceased is an elderly woman who was living with her son.
Police have been questioning the woman’s son on the lawn of the apartment complex about care for his mother. The man has been loudly answering officers’ questions and has been verbally confrontational at times.
He has yelled at the officers that they are “telling him lies.” The man also keeps reminding officers that he last paid rent May 6.
Police say the son called another family member after his mother died, and that relative contacted police.
Original story 9:35 a.m.:
Pensacola police say a man waited two days to notify them that a woman he was living with had died.
Pensacola Police Department spokesman Mike Wood said the unidentified man, who called police Wednesday morning, had been living in a Scenic Drive apartment with the woman before
Sonora Police are investigating the death of a 22-month-old boy who was admitted to Adventist Health Sonora in January for flu symptoms but was found to have severe brain and internal organ damage.
Koltyn Sparks was unresponsive when he was airlifted to University of California Davis Children’s Hospital early in the morning of Jan. 15 and died that afternoon.
Police Chief Turu VanderWiel said Wednesday the case is considered a suspicious death for now, rather than homicide, because he has not seen the final report from the Stanislaus County Coroner. Sonora PD was contacted to investigate because the boy had been staying with a sitter on Shepherd Street in Sonora while his mother worked. The sitter took the boy to Adventist Health.
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“We were just trying to figure out what they knew, what happened, what they saw, and it was really just for questioning,” she said.
Charlotte Mecklenburg police say they’re treating the suspicious death of a 60-year-old man just south of uptown Charlotte Friday as a homicide.
Police were called around 3 p.m. to the 100 block of Morrow Street, just south of I-277 near Central Piedmont Community College. They found a man with apparent trauma, who was pronounced dead on the scene by MEDIC.
The man has been identified as James Scott Anderson. Based on a preliminary investigation and examination by the medical examiner, police are treating this case as a homicide.
CMPD homicide detectives are still searching for witnesses.
Also Friday, CMPD announced that a 50-year-old man was charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman north of uptown Charlotte Wednesday night.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death in southwest Albuquerque.
The Sheriff’s Office states that on Friday, deputies arrived at a residence near Gun Club Road around 7 a.m. responding to a call of an unresponsive male in the driveway of a home. Upon arriving, deputies discovered an unknown deceased male who appeared to have signs of trauma.
The Homicide Unit
The Attorney General’s Office, State Police and Londonderry police are investigating a suspicious death of a woman, investigators announced early Friday.